Navy Chief Thanks South Korea’s Support in Modernization During Visit of HHI’s Top Official

Philippine Navy (PN) Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado received at the PN headquarters yesterday, August 3 the visiting top official of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Moon Young Park, the executive vice president and director for Marketing and Sales of the South Korean-based shipbuilding company. During Mr. Moon’s courtesy call, Vice Admiral Bordado acknowledged the continuing support of…

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Israel Shipyards to Build Eight FAIC-M for Philippine Navy

May 14, 2021 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s capability to defend the country’s key sea lines of communications (SLOCs) such as Mindoro, Balabac, Sibutu, and Basilan Straits against conventional threats will get a boost with the forthcoming arrival of fast-attack interdictor craft missile (FAIC-M) boats it has acquired. Navy chief, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo made this remark as he…

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Philippines Announce Plans for Six OPVs

May 10, 2021 – The acquisition of six offshore patrol vessels (OPV) for the Philippine Navy (PN) has been included in the Horizon 2 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. “Regarding (the) OPV project, while it has been already approved, the next issue is where to find the money. As far as the senior leaders at…

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Philippine Navy Takes Part in Gunnery Exercise of Eastern Visayas

January 27, 2021 – Philippine Navy vessel BRP SALVADOR ABCEDE (PC114) spearheaded the conduct of a Joint Gunnery Exercise (GUNNEX) dubbed as the “1st PA-PN Joint Gunnery Exercise of Eastern Visayas” with Army participants from 802nd Brigade, Philippine Army on 24 January 2021 at the sea waters South of Camotes Island. The GUNNEX simulated a scenario of hot pursuit to…

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No system defects reported aboard BRP Jose Rizal during RIMPAC

August 31, 2020 – BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the first missile-frigate of the Philippine Navy (PN), did not encounter any derangement of its various systems during the two-week “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) naval exercises held off the waters of Hawaii. “No reported safety and security incidents. No weapons, communications, electronic(s) and info sys(tem) hull, machinery, and electrical sys(tem) derangements…

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BRP Jose Rizal to join RIMPAC 2020

July 7, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN) said on Tuesday its up-to-date and heavily armed ship, the missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) will be participating in this year’s “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) exercises. PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said the BRP Jose Rizal will depart for Hawaii, where the RIMPAC 2020 will be held, by July…

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